Greensboro, NC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: I got a ticket for going 25 miles over the speed limit.

and it says that I have a court date, but am I able to pay it off, and will I get insurance points

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You should contact a local traffic lawyer, as you can likely get this plead down to 9 over which will not affect your insurance as long as you have not had any moving violations in the past 3 years. Each county has its own procedures and may or may not plead this down.

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If your ticket is for 25 over the limit, it is likely a criminal misdemeanor traffic citation that you can not pay off. Even if you could pay it off - you shouldn't as that is not a smart thing to do. You will see points and an insurance increase and likely a suspension. Just hire a traffic attorney in the area where you got the ticket. If your address on the ticket is correct, you will soon get a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You do not need F. Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket (even one at 25 over) so pick the cheapest one and roll with that. And in the future, stop speeding.

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